UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Architecture Library

Martienssen library

The MARTIENSSEN LIBRARY FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT situated on the 1st floor of the John Moffat Building, East Campus, to the west of the swimming pool. It serves the following Schools:

- Architecture and Planning
- Construction Economics & Management


ACCESS

Admission to the Martienssen Library is automatically granted through the use of the Wits Staff/Student/Visitors card. Access is gained by swiping this card through the card reader at the door. Cards are issued to users on registration and are the responsibility of the individual. They may not be used by unauthorized users, neither may cards be exchanged.


HOURS
Opening: Mon, Tue,Thu, Fri: 8h00
Wed:9h00 (1st Wed of month: 10h30)
Closing: Mon-Fri: 17h00 (last issue of day 16h45)

EXTENDED HOURS: Academic Terms
Closing: Mon, Wed: 21h00 (last issue 20h45)
Tue,Thur,Fri: 17h00 (last issue 16h45)
Open on Saturdays 8h30 - 12h30 (academic terms only)

CATALOGUE

The e-Wits Library catalogue can be found on the Library Homepage @ http://www.wits.ac.za/Library
All Wits Libraries operate on the same system and are linked. Regular training courses are offered to library users in the ECR (Electronic Classroom) in Wartenweiler Library. The manual card catalogue, housed in the reading area, has not been maintained since 1996.

LOCATIONS in the MARTIENSSEN LIBRARY:

Archit Ref: Ref books (opposite PC's in reading room)
Archit Per: Periodical (Red shelves)
Archit Closed: Closed Access (behind issue desk)
Archit Theses: Undergrad Theses (photocopier area)
Archit Pam: Pamphlet boxes at back of library
Archit Short Loan: Behind desk with yellow stickers
Archit3-day loan: On open shelves with red stickers
Architecture Library: Small books on blue shelves
Archit4: Large books (A4-size) on yellow shelves
Archit2: x-large books - orange coding east side
Archit22: xx-large books - purple coding east side

LOAN PERIODS :

Books :
1st - 3rd year: 1 week
4th and final year: 2 weeks
Masters:  1 month
Staff: 45 days

Journals/Periodicals
(unbound) 1 day
(bound) 1 week

Dissertations 1 week
Theses 1 week

Three-day loans 3 days
Closed Access In-Library-use only
Reference Bks In-Library-use only

Short-loan
Overnight 12h00-9h30
Fri-Mon 12h00-9h30

FINES

Overdue notices are sent out regularly. Failure to pay fines could result in blocked access. Examination results are withheld until outstanding fines are paid and books returned or paid for if lost.

Weekly loan: 50c p/day
1 day loan R1.00 p/day
3-day loan R1,00 p/day
Overnight loans R2.00 1st hr, R1.00 after 1st hr
Maximum R200.00


INTERLIBRARY LOANS

Books or journal articles not in the Wits Library may be requested via the Interlibrary Loan System (ILL). This service is available for postgraduate students and Wits Staff only. Requests can be made via the e-Wits catalogue.


PAST EXAMINATION PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE LIBRARY WEBSITE
http://www.wits.ac.za/Library/ExamPapers.htm

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Architecture Librarian:
Janie Johnson
Tel: 011 717 1978
janie.johnson@wits.ac.za

Senior Library Assistant:
Siyabonga Zondi
Tel: 011 717 1977
siyabonga.zondi@wits.ac.za

Library Assistant:
Mabore Seshibe
Tel: 011 717 1977

Clerical Assistant:
Vacant

For more information see our website: http://www.wits.ac.za/Library

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